Ungoverning the Economy: Political Economy of Australian Economic Policy
OUP Australia and New Zealand
This work aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the politics and policy dynamics of economic policy making in Australia. It argues that in the last 20 years there has been a transformation in Australian political economy along "economic rationalist" lines, a significant departure from Australia's relatively statist political economic tradition. Economic rationalist policies have failed to deal with Australia's most fundamental economic problems, and, accordingly, there is a need to rethink economic policy. The book ends with constructive suggestions for policy reform.